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Chelsea, Atletico, Bayern have made offers for Real Madrid striker target, claims Italian agent



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Dusan Vlahovic is one of Real Madrid’s options to strengthen the centre-forward position for next season. While Karim Benzema will indeed continue, his drop-off in form ignites the need for a backup option and the Merengues maintain it as one of their priorities for June.

According to Italian football agent Massimo Brambati on TMW Radio (h/t Football London), Los Blancos are not the only top European team vying for Vlahovic’s signature.

Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich will all compete with the European champions for the striker and have already sent in offers for him.

“There are three teams that showed up. In my opinion, Juve will take these offers seriously. All of them have an important profile, because they’re Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid,” Brambati said.

Vlahovic has been one of the silver linings in a relatively poor Juventus side who even crashed out of the Europa League earlier this week. In 26 Serie A starts, he has scored 10 goals and provided two assists and has another four-goal contribution to show in the UEL.

The 23-year-old was once again one of Juventus’ best players in the Europa League semifinal against Sevilla in which he even scored the opener. A late comeback and a winner in extra time for the Spanish outfit, however, saw his effort go down in vain.

Vlahovic’s deal with Juventus runs until the summer of 2026. Given that the Old Lady spent close to €81 million for his acquisition less than two years ago, his departure is expected to occur only if a large enough fee is proposed.

Despite a slightly subpar campaign, Vlahovic’s stock remains high and it does not come as a surprise to see top clubs showing an interest in him.

It thus remains to be seen if Real Madrid pursue Vlahovic’s pricey signing or opt for one of Harry Kane or Goncalo Ramos in the summer. The former has just over a year on his contract in London and could be open to a move in June.

Another option on the Merengues‘ table would be to wait for a season with a temporary backup and eye Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe in 2024.

As for Atletico Madrid, it is unlikely that they will be able to afford Vlahovic’s signing unless they are able to permanently offload Joao Felix for their desired €100 million fee.

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Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



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Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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